Tahoe South Press Releases
Tahoe South Adventure Travelers Wanted: New On and Off the Lake Activities Add to Outdoor Appeal
Aug. 5, 2016 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) — Tahoe’s reputation as one of the country’s top recreation destinations has earned new meaning this summer with the expansion of area attractions. (www.tahoesouth.com/).
HOT THRILLS THIS SUMMER
Heavenly Mountain Resort’s Epic Discovery offers several new adventures – all with spectacular lake views including the Canopy Tour, Alpine Coaster and Guided 4x4 Mountain Tours that complement the existing gondola, ropes course, tubing, rock climbing, hiking, and dining. Set amongst the pines, surrounding the mid-station observation deck of Heavenly’s Gondola, the guided Canopy Tour immerses guests in the forest habitat with an array of zip lines and aerial bridges. The gravity-based Alpine Coaster allows guests on individual sleds to descend a raised track through the forest and natural rock formations. Guided 4x4 Mountain Tours in all-mountain vehicles offer the best of an alpine summer and vistas of Tahoe, the Carson Valley and Desolation Wilderness. (http://www.skiheavenly.com/info/epic-discovery.aspx#/TheAdventurePass).
Zephyr Cove Resort’s multi-million dollar renovations and investments will boost the popular locale. The resort’s iconic fleet featuring the Tahoe Queen, MS Dixie II and Tahoe Paradise are receiving upgrades to improve air quality guidelines. The Zephyr Cove Marina has also added six new power boats, a new wakeboard powerboat, a 36-foot double decker pontoon boat and 12 Sea-Doo GTI 130 personal watercrafts to join the array of recreational options. The stables have a new corral, parking lot, and walkway connecting to the RV and campground. (http://www.zephyrcove.com/).
Cruise Tahoe offers South Tahoe's only public charter to the historic Thunderbird Lodge. History buffs can step back in time and board a 1950s wooden vessel to tour the iconic east shore of the lake. The five-hour adventure includes boating to/from Zephyr Cove, a light continental breakfast, guided walking tour of the Thunderbird Lodge and picnic style lunch on the property for $139, Tuesdays through Saturdays (http://www.cruisetahoe.com/).
The Water Taxi connecting Camp Richardson and Round Hill Pines on either side of the southern shore provides both an on-water attraction and congestion free route between resorts. If the day starts out on one side of South Lake Tahoe, the Water Taxi makes for a novel way to connect east and west. Bikes can be transported free (http://www.camprichardson.com/the-resort/marina).
A new section of the Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bikeway behind Lakeside Inn & Casino connects neighborhoods, businesses and recreation. The shared-use trail now passes through Rabe Meadow, 200 acres of U.S. Forest Service land with access to Nevada Beach and Round Hill Pines Resort.
The $200,000 Bijou Bike Park opened in Fall 2015 to an enthusiastic response. The five-acre BMX and mountain bike playhouse is a hot spot this summer for kids, families and thrill-seekers alike. The park welcomes bikers of all skill levels with various sized tracks, courses, and ramps. This is the cherry on top of the world class off-road cycling destination that Tahoe South has become (http://bijoubikepark.org/).
IN OTHER TAHOE NEWS:
The new year-round Tahoe Hockey Academy has found a home in Meyers, the entry town to South Lake Tahoe. The facility will provide training for middle and high school boys and girls. The complex will include an ice rink, dorms, dining hall, kitchen and exercise room. Young, passionate hockey players will have the opportunity to attend the academy, which follows the school year, in order to prepare academically for college and physically for Division I hockey. During the summer the facility will operate camps. The Tahoe Hockey Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year to kick off their inaugural season (http://tahoehockeyacademy.com/).
The Crossing at Tahoe Valley will bring new and refreshing changes to the Factory Stores at the “Y” (on the corner of Highway 89 and U.S. Highway 50). The soon-to-be completed multi-million dollar project will result in a large communal patio with an event stage, new landscaping, and a complete exterior renovation. New retailers will be opening their doors alongside existing favorites such as Big 5, Bass Shore Outlet and Styles for Less (http://www.crossingattahoevalley.com/).
The Robert Maloff Center of Excellence is expected to open late 2017 on the Barton Memorial Hospital campus. The Barton Foundation was recently gifted $10 million to fund the 25,000 square-foot orthopedic, sports performance and wellness center, along with a three-story parking garage. The center will provide health, fitness and medical expertise to treat individuals holistically and improve overall well-being. Local resident, Lisa Maloff, made the donation in memory of her late husband, Robert Maloff. The Maloffs both spent their years in Lake Tahoe promoting wellness and fitness in the community (http://www.bartonhealth.org/centerofexcellence).
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Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or [email protected]
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “America’s Best Lake” by USA TODAY readers (2012), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and an emerging economic diversity toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.